Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of the most well-known 20th century American poets. People like to talk about his nature poems, which seem to show a spontaneous love of nature and simple little pleasures in life. But little do most people know about the traumatic side of the great poet’s life. Robert Frost lost his first son and second daughter when they were little. And in his sixties, two years after his beloved wife’s death, his son, long suffering from depression and suspiciousness, committed suicide with a deer hunting rifle. In his last years, 39. still keeping a terribly busy and active public life, he was tortured by pneumonia, cancer, and embolism. Having learned about the misfortunes of the poet, we can finally fully appreciate the death wish shown in one of his famous poems of his last years, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
39 (A) as (B) while (C) yet (D)because of
- LouisLv 77 年前最佳解答
In his last years, while still keeping a terribly busy and active public life, he was tortured by pneumonia, cancer, and embolism.
這裡的紅字是一個分詞構句，用來修飾was tortured ....這個述部，屬副詞性修飾語。可以再加上連接詞while在前面，表示與述部是同時發生。while (he was) still keeping ... life ...因為主詞同主句主詞，故he was可省略不寫出來。
As I was leaving, the phone range. (連接詞，接子句）
He works as a waiter.(當介系詞，接名詞）
Nylon is as strong as leather.
She retired in 1987, partly because of ill health.
yet可當對等連接詞或副詞，意思是相反，不符本句上下文邏輯的語法。The weather was cold, yet bright and sunny.（連接詞）
Her advice seems strange, yet I believe she's right.
I haven't seen him yet.(副詞）參考資料： Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
- TOMING88Lv 77 年前
(1) B while is used:-eg:-
It is a participial phrase containing a gerund:-
(While) keeping a busy life, he was tortured by cancer etc.
"keeping" is a gerund;
(2)Rearranging the sentence,we've:-
eg:-He was suffering cancer etc. while keeping a busy life.
(3)while=a conjunction eg:-
during the time that something is happening:-
He goes on a public life while he is suffering from cancer.